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I have a real problem lately with people and their lazy
of language without having the first idea of the origin of
word or phrase or any awareness of how ugly the
of these things that are said can really be.
Have you ever heard people swear I swear to God I
my mother I once heard I swear on my
s eyes this upset me, what a thing to say.
If only there were a set of or the possibility to swear on
real tangible thing that you could give up or lose if
in a lie.
Apps are to a Smart Phone what Sanctioned False Idols
to a Religious Institution
As religions battle for worshipers Sanctioned False Idols
can be a way to win over a massive amount of market
share- I mean hearts and minds and make a lot of
I would like to bring a Winnie the Pooh Plastic plate with
Two Apple Cider Donuts on it to a church, synagogue or
other format religious facility pay a fee have a ceremony
and have it officially certified.
One could bring anything they like and have it made
official, stuffed animals like the kind you see tied to
bumpers, a butterfly collection in a glass case, crowns,
chess pieces or pine cones you name it.
This way I can now in conversation say I swear on my
Winnie the Pooh Plastic Plate with Two Apple Cider
on it and it would really mean something and it would
belong to me and I could use my expression of
commitment without risking blasphemy, harm to
someones grandmother or the eyesight of children
Imagine how special this would make a thing
Under strict regulation object worship could have an
positive global social impact.
||Does the certification cover just one religion, or all of them? If we take
our sacred USS Enterprise Technical Manual to a Nonconformist
Chapel, would it still be valid in a Mosque, or a Gurdwara ?
||This is the best idea I've read here for ages - I swear
on [8th]'s house.
||you should have just made this idea about 3d
printing a line of hindu style idols that were inspired
by winnie the poo characters targeted towards an
audience of hindus that buy this kind of thing.
||you want your idols in someone elses temple. that's
not how that works. and to the extent secular
culture of entertainment is a religion of
consumptionism----winne the poo and his imagery ---
they already are childrens idols.
||you made this too complex and indirect.
p.s. the dao of poo book , a guide to stoicism
dressed up as 'eastern philosphy' would be helpful to
you in taking a stoic approach to religion. it's not all
bad . and someone's gotta make money off religion
just like osmeone' s gotta make money off anything
and almost everything that human beings do.
||so get back to the drawing board on this. but i like
where it's coming from. but try harder.
||Celebrities andor their cause de celebre: allows for coarse and fine shading the strength/polarity of the oath, familiar to witnesses.
||winnie the pooh and donuts really have entirely
nothing to do with this
||I want my own commitment phrase, when i say in
conversation "i swear on my winnie the pooh
plastic plate with two apple cider donuts on it"
know i'm serious this process is only meant to lend
gravity or credence to my statement
||I don't think that the certification would be valid
if your certified USS Enterprise Technical Manual
false idol were brought to a to a Nonconformist
Chapel or a Mosque, or a Gurdwara. If you brought
it to one of these places you might get thrown out
, but then you may also be able to have it certified
there and achieve compound false idol
certifications thus making it all the more valuable.
||I like this idea so much I'm not even going to defend it.
||Tautology; since it is already priceless, its value cannot be increased.
||// I once heard I swear on my children s eyes this upset me, what a thing to say//
||If uttered to sanction a lie then the teller should have the result of the sworn oath visited upon themselves.
If telling the truth then I see no blasphemy in saying this, as you already know your childrens' eyes are in no danger from these words.
||I tend to swear things I'm sure of upon my own eyesight... but that's just me.